February 27, 2019
VISTA MATTERS: Flourishing in February
"Garden as though you will live forever." – William Kent
Guidelines for VISTA Seedlings: Reserve and Donate

There is a recurring situation with the seedlings grown on site at VISTA Gardens - items are being taken without approval, or donation. This is likely due to a lack of awareness of how the seedling project works at VISTA, and this issue includes education on the process.

It is important to know that the seedlings raised at VISTA are not free for members to take as they please. Nor are all seedlings available to any gardener (many are reserved) or ready to plant.

Please read the information in the aritcle below to learn how to effectively use this valuable resource and do your part to keep it financially viable.
VISTA Social Bike Ride & Lunch
Sunday, March 3
Upper Tampa Bay Trail - 7512 Ehrlich Rd
Details below


VISTA Gardens is now on Instagram
To follow, either search on vistagardens_ , or use this link.

Keep Those Leaves Coming
Please bring your bagged leaves to the compost area to help keep the process cooking
VISTA Social Bike Ride/Lunch
Sunday, March 3
Upper Tampa Bay Trail - 7512 Ehrlich Rd

We will meet at the water cooler by the parking lot and Ballyhoos restaurant (Enter Citrus Park Cyclery bike shop at
7512 Ehrlich Rd, driveway leads to parking lot on trail)

How far
We will ride south for approximately six miles (all paved trail) and then return to Ballyhoos restaurant for lunch.

Please RSVP to Laurie Kleiner so we know to expect and wait for you. lauriek123@gmail.com
The Boy Scouts Need YOU

Troop leaders are looking for gardeners willing to work with their scouts to help them earn merit badges in several areas: Environmental Science, Gardening, Landscape Architecture, Nature, Plant Science, Soil and Water Conservation and Sustainability.

If you are interested in volunteering to work with these young leaders, please contact Roberta Owners ( email ).

For more information and access to merit badge workbooks, visit this page .
Eagle Scouts @ VISTA

Local resident, Joshua Boyles (shown, far left) is workingon a VISTA Gardens entrance beautification project to help fulfill part of his requirements to become an Eagle Scout. Please welcome Joshua, and his parents, when you see him in the community.
Carrollwood Village Community Events
Carrollwood Goes EIGHTIES!

Friday, March 1
7:00 p.m.
Carrollwood Cultural Center (4537 Lowell Rd)

Please come celebrate the 80’s with garden friends!

Sport your comfy 80’s attire, be ready for Footloose-style dancing, trivia, live entertainment, a DJ spinning the hits, along with a dance and costume contest.

And... It’s FREE!
AARP TAMPA BAY: Celebrating Women’s History Month & the Women who Inspire Us

Saturday- March 9
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Carrollwood Cultural Center

Join AARP in Celebrating Women’s History Month and the women who inspire us, a salute to AARP 60th Anniversary and founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, introducing the new publication “SHE DID IT”.

Join us for a fun filled day of engagement, for all women who personify courage, valor, define heroism.

Donations of books and personal care items will be collected for local women’s center.

Early Bird door prizes/ Raffle to receive a copy of “She Did IT”

To register, call: 877-926-8300 or visit:  https://aarp.cvent.com/Shedidit030919